Impulse Noise Hazard as a Function of Level and Spectral Distribution
Given an interest in impulse noise, there are many research issues that could be addressed, but for practical application, two of them are especially important. Specifically, they are the roles played by level and spectral distribution of energy. So far as the auditory system is concerned, there must be some internally consistent answers. The practical problem is that the damage-risk criteria (DRC) in use in the world differ in their treatment of these two critical issues. Furthermore, the present research program is producing data that indicate that the current DRCs are fundamentally incorrect and that traditional theoretical approaches don’t work.
KeywordsSpectral Peak Noise Exposure Impulse Noise Threshold Shift Loss Threshold
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